Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is an organization of citizen volunteers which works to support the Refuge. On this website, you can discover our many activities and the ways in which we help the Refuge. You will also discover the benefits that accrue to Friends members in doing this work. You are invited to join Friends of the Refugedonate, and/or volunteer.

Blue Heron Trails Enhancement

Completion of Multi-year Project by an Incredible Partnership In March 2012, the Sacramento Tree Foundation ( received a ...Read More

Found a Baby Bird or Injured Wildlife?

The Refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned animals. Please contact the Wildlife Care Association at 916-965-WILD(9...Read More

In Memory of Tom Hall

In Memory of Tom Hall (January 29, 1922 to April 4, 2016) Tom Hall, long-time Friend of the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, p...Read More

Come Enjoy Brunch With The Birds!

A free event to introduce you to the Refuge and those who spend time there. ...Read More

Celebrate Nature at Effie Yeaw

Mark your calendar now for NatureFest, Effie Yeaw's largest family event of the year! NatureFest promotes science & nature educati...Read More

Help Spruce Up Blue Heron Trails!

Do you like getting dirty? Do you have a passion for gardening or native habitat restoration? The Sacramento Tree Foundation has recently com...Read More

Join us at the GIANT Pumpkin Festival

Join Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge at the Elk Grove GIANT Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2...Read More

STEM Event Participation

The Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge participated in the first-ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event at the M...Read More

Visit the Refuge and meet the Friends

There is always something to see at the Refuge. Come to Blue Heron Trails and be surrounded by the songs of Redwing Blackbirds and Meadow Larks. ...Read More


We Need Your Support – Join Us Today!

Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has raised over $150,000 for several projects in the past few years. We welcome donations and volunteers.